Micro Channel Drains


Micro Channel Drains

What lengths are available?

The Micro Channel only available in 10’ sections. The channel can be easily cut to any length.

What is the Micro Channel load rating?

The Micro Channel is rated for pedestrian traffic (up to 60 psi) only.

What colors are available?

The Micro Channel is available in white, sand and grey.

Do I need to purchase a separate grate?

No. The Micro Channel and grate are one integral part.

How much water can the Micro Channel drain?

The Micro Channel has 2.5 square inches of open space per foot of channel. The channel itself will hold about the same volume of water as a 2” diameter pipe. This channel is ideal for areas surrounding pool, spas, and patios.

Does the Micro Channel ship with any accessories?

No. The Micro Channel ships in 10 foot sections. Each section ships with 1 coupling. All other accessories are sold separately

Can the Micro Channel make bends?

Yes. Prefabricated 45°, 90°, and tee’s can be purchased. The channel can also be cut to any angle using a miter saw. The same angle will need to be cut into another piece of channel. Glue the pieces together and secure the joint before encasing in concrete.

How do I connect the channels together?

Sections of Micro Channel can be connected together using the Micro Channel Coupling (NDS part # 8481).

How does the water drain out of the Micro Channel?

There are three options to drain the water out of the Micro Channel; the end of the channel, the bottom of the channel, or the side of the channel. Each outlet connects to 1-1/2” schedule 40 pipe. Drainage from the channel is limited by the outlets. The outlets have the same open area as a 1-1/4” pipe.

How do I clean out the inside of the Micro Channel?

A section of the Micro Channel Clean Out would have to be installed to clean out the inside of the channel. The top of the clean out can be removed to allow for debris to be cleaned from the channel.

Can I use rebar or any other method to stake the channel sections instead of
the 6” channel installation stakes? Yes. The recommended method install the channel is to drive a piece of ½” or 5/8” piece of rebar into the ground in the trench. Then drill small holes in the bottom flange of the channel. Next, insert tie wire into the hole and twist it onto the rebar such that the top of the channel sits 1/8” below the finished edge of the concrete.